The Discovery Titans XC teams traveled back to the GA International Horse Park to compete at the 11th annual Aubrae Gunderson Invitational, which was named after a Heritage HS XC runner who lost her life by being hit by a car while running.
Jonathan Heredia ran a personal best as well as breaking the school’s 5K record, previously held by Jesus Cacique (19:10.45 – 2015). Heredia ran 19:05.87 as the leading Titan, Matthew Quarles (19:20.23), Pablo Muniz (19:49.67), Charbel Gerges (20:01.79) and Danny Guiterrez (20:25.35) rounded out the top 5 finishers for the Titans. The highlight of the day was Patrick Kukucka, running 19:50.92 and earning a medal placing 18th overall in the JV Frosh/Sophomore race. Kukucka broke the Frosh school record previously held by Heredia (20:19.05 – 2015).
The girl’s squad got a boost from the return of senior Raquel Ramirez as she covered the 5K distance in her fastest time of 24:15.39 as a Discovery Titan. Finding success with Ramirez was Arabelle Ishaku who ran a personal best of 26:27.67. Lesly Duran (26:33.33), Isis Mendoza (27:25.10), Kala Richardson (28:47.82), and Makala Burton (28:52.80) rounded out the team.